The Truth About Running it In !!!
O'kay, I made my way down to FPV today (know a supervisor there).
For anyone with a BOSS engine, if your wondering how to run in your car, Think no more.
I got an XR8 (manual, and loving IT!!!) He tells me let the car get used to its purpose on the road for a few hundred K's, then change the oil filter and oil at around 500k - 1000k and then give it all you want except for going hard off the lights!
Reason being, well all the bits that havent been machined out already will get worn in (pistons bedding, etc etc) , all these scraps will get caught in the oil filter and will be floating around in the oil.
The Boss engines are hand built and indure a thrashing before they are put into a vehicle, however, before they go in they are re-examined..End Result FPV have done all the running in for ya.
For me, i took it easy for 300k's running normal unleaded, keeping it under 2500rpm, slowly pushing it to higher speeds 120, 130 140 etc... Now i have run it in changed the oil and filter and giving it as much as i want except not hard off lights and its going fine, its loosening up, sounding louder and everything is holding well
ENJOY THE BASTARDS, they are awesome just a word of advice, if you dont have traction control on the ass end will want to step out and say 'hello' for 1st - 2nd and 2nd - 3rd gear changes
Absolutely loving it!!
Your comments are welcome this plan works for me